as far as bettman goes on riding a hard line if and more likely when kovalchuk comes back... you would have to think that he would be willing to get kovy back in the nhl with open arms. kovy is a top player in the league and he dipped to go to another league.. people like watching him you want the nhl to have all of the top talent right? so im pretty sure he would be more willing to have him come back.. as far as lou goes, kovy leaving was just an all arounf great thing. too great of a happening to not have been a mutual agreement which is why i dont understand why people get so upset about it and still a year later.. if you dont realize that then i dont know i guess you just dont understand or see the entire happening of the situation, so with this yes when the timing is right i absolutely think lou will have kovy back if kovy wants to come back.
You're wrong. Let me quote the article as evidence to why you're wrong. He said, "You'd never look at someone coming back at 35." Lou literally dodges every question about Kovalchuk because he's done with him.
So he's 35, and then has to wait an entire year of not playing, so he's 36 if he were to come back. It's not happening. I would agree with you if Kovy pulled his stunt when he was 25 or 26, but he pulled that sh!t when he was 30.
“I’ll answer that the best way you can. He cannot come back until he is 35. He’s (31) now. You’d never look at someone coming back at 35 when he’s (31),” the GM explained. - Lou